Monday, 24 September 2012

Hebrew Idioms - Quiz Answers


       What do the following underlined Hebrew idioms mean?

               The answers are sometimes surprising.  
               I hope that you enjoyed this short Quiz


Genesis 4.6       The LORD said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And why
                           has your countenance fallen?’
                           =  Why are you sad?

Genesis 6.8      ‘Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.’
                           =  was accepted 

Deuteronomy 15.7      'Shut your hand from your poor brother'
                                  = be selfish towards

Deuteronomy 20.8   ‘Lest the heart of his brethren faint
                                 =  lose courage 

1Samuel 10.9          'God gave him another heart' 
                                 = changed his mind


2 Chronicles 36.13   ‘He stiffened his neck’
                            = He became stubborn

Esther 2.21           ‘Sought to lay hands on’
                            = to assassinate

Job 20.20            ‘He shall not feel quietness in his belly’
                            = He was greedy (will never be satisfied)

Job 31.10             ‘Let others bow down over her’
                            = have sexual intercourse with her

Psalm 3.7             You have broken the teeth of the ungodly’
                            = made powerless

Psalm 4.1             ‘You have relieved me  (literally ‘enlarged my space’)
                            = set me free

Psalm  5.9            Their throat is an open tomb’
                            = they speak deceitfully

Psalm  6.7             ‘My eye wastes away’  (literally ‘shrinks’)
                             = my vision becomes blurred

Psalm 7.3              ‘If I have done this, there is iniquity in my hands,’
                             =   I am guilty

Psalm 7.9            ‘For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds’.
                             =    the thoughts and emotions

Psalm 11.6           ‘The portion of their cup’
                              = their destiny

Psalm 12.2                  ‘With flattering lips and a double heart they speak.’
                                      = duplicitous

Psalm  25.1                ‘I lift up my soul’
                                      = I pray

Psalm  73.9                ‘Their tongue walks through the earth’
                                     = they arrogantly order everyone

Psalm 89.13              High is Your right hand’
                                      = Your strength, might, power

Psalm 90.12              ‘Teach us to number our days’
                                      = to use time wisely
                                   
Psalm 102.2               ‘Do not hide Your face’
                                      = refuse to answer

Proverbs 24.20           The lamp of the wicked will be put out’
                                     =  they will die

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